Business Analyst senior

Cobalt Group
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The candidate will effectively shadow external vendor’s activities performing a formal assessment of the Company’s application landscape. This assessment will leverage a suitability framework that will profile applications for their technical, risk, and non-functional readiness and aggregate findings to build adoption waves for migration to a private IaaS/PaaS cloud
Additionally external vendor activities for which this role will support are as follows
Operating model assessment and recommendation to support adoption of applications onto cloud. The candidate will support organizational analysis activities for both infrastructure and application delivery
Financial business case for adopting cloud. Here the candidate provides high quality inputs from both the application assessment and operating model activities mentioned above
The Company is also running a PoC with vendors to select a private cloud platform provider. This candidate will work closely with other program streams (i.e. capability, strategy & architecture) to support the creation of a financial business plan for Companys applications adopting a private cloud over 3-5 years
The candidate must have strong knowledge of data protection and confidentiality considerations in technology, having worked on global projects which must consider cross-border regulations
This role is a member of a centralized BA team offering services to critical programs in the CTO portfolio. Thus building the BA team brand and supporting ‘best practices’ and standardization is vital

High-level Operational Responsibilities (program/project agnostic)

Scope (strategy), Deliver, and Improve (post deploy) the delivery of a mixture of large and medium scale global projects influencing the IT 3-year vision.

Balance the use of skills in strategic vision and grounding them in practicality, and Operational Efficiency to help improve products and services already in BAU.

Understand the business need and create a clear problem statement and vision for change
Provide analysis that drives the validation and execution of existing projects / programs, and contributes to shaping and planning the portfolio
Driving the identification of opportunities, and the development and validation of project / program Business Cases and expected benefits. Seek approval for funding to execute against the defined business cases
Identifying, engaging and managing stakeholders; engineering and managing requirements across the portfolio; identifying dependencies and risks and driving integration of parallel activities across the program
Driving the requirements prioritization process and developing functional specifications, securing stakeholder agreement
Partner with engineering in the development of solutions that meet the requirements; documenting current & to be processes, technologies, workflows and data flows. Preparing gap analysis, use cases and implementation plans. Representing customer interests in the solutions process.
Perform solution evaluations and selection, and elicit customer agreement on the solutions. Articulate and address the implications of the introduction of a new solution on the current and future technology, process and organizational landscape
Partnering closely with stakeholders, suppliers (internal and external as required), project managers and customers to ensure the testing and successful delivery of solutions in line with the agreed specifications


Essential Required Skills and Work Experience

10 years’ experience within an IT organization in Financial Services, working in a global environment

Specific experience delivering the following project types a plus

Proven experience in analyzing application infrastructure design, classification of apps in areas such as regulatory and non-functional (e.g. suitability analysis), and strong leadership in managing application stakeholders
Application onboarding/migrations to new infrastructure platforms
Organization analysis mapping process/activity flows, roles and responsibilities. Etc
Requirements and issues management leveraging tools such as JIRA and Odysseus
Senior stakeholder management; influencing and managing expectations, and selling the program
Infrastructure tools rationalization, decom, and replacement (RFPs/RFIs)
IT Service design and measurement (moving from 'product' to 'service' based operations
Work intelligently with data and business analysis, supporting development of business cases, metrics and visualizations to support proposals.
Ability to analyze financial, technical and service level data and compile for presentation to senior staff
Ability to work through ambiguity and complexity to create propositions to support solutions
Ability to use excellent written and verbal communication skills and produced material to sell a concept or support a solution
Experience of global project delivery with a proven history of providing analysis and solutions that supports successful project delivery in a matrix environment

Additionally Required

Collaborative and client focused
Strong analytical (Excel guru), planning and presentation skills (PowerPoint guru)
High professional standards
Ability to work in a fast paced, demanding environment turning the 'unknowns' into 'knowns'
Proficiency in supporting project teams
Demonstrated ability to facilitate coordination of processes and work collaboratively
Comfortable working with people up to MD level
Proficiency in MS Office applications, such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Visio, as well as data visualization tools such as iAnalyze, Tableau etc. or similar
Strong process design and process engineering skills

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